Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Review: Fade by Lisa McMann

Since I finished Wake (the first book in this series) a couple weeks ago, I'd been anxious to read Fade. I finally got it yesterday afternoon - and stayed up to finish it last night! I should have known that once I started I wouldn't be able to stop!

Here's a synopsis, from Barnes and Noble:
For Janie and Cabel, real life is getting tougher than the dreams. They're just trying to carve out a little (secret) time together, but no such luck.
Disturbing things are happening at Fieldridge High, yet nobody's talking. When Janie taps into a classmate's violent nightmares, the case finally breaks open -- but nothing goes as planned. Not even close. Janie's in way over her head, and Cabe's shocking behavior has grave consequences for them both.
Worse yet, Janie learns the truth about herself and her ability -- and it's bleak. Seriously, brutally bleak. Not only is her fate as a dream catcher sealed, but what's to come is way darker than she'd feared....

This book picks up where Wake ends, and is just as intense. Janie is finding out more about what she can do when she's sucked into other people's dreams. Some of it good, some of it not so good. She and Cabel are together, but secretly, since they're both working undercover and can't be seen together. The case they're working on is to find out if there is a teacher at their school sleeping with students. Cabel doesn't want Janie involved - doesn't want to risk her getting hurt, and Janie wants to do whatever she can to help with the case.

What more can I say, except: I loved this book! The only downside to that I have to wait until 2010 for the next one!!

I was nervous and sick to my stomach when Janie went to the party with the teachers and other students. And right away I knew it was the meatballs!! Ugh! I was glad nothing worse happened to her. Cabel is...sigh. So sweet. I was heartbroken when he stopped talking to her. I just love the way their relationship is written. So intense, yet so sweet and innocent.

Rated: 5/5


  1. Ack! So jealous you read this already. My library is taking so long it is so tempting to go buy it. I want to see more of Cabel and Janie together.

  2. I hate waiting!! Barnes and Noble had it on sale online, luckily, so it wasn't too much - I hate buying hardcovers because they are usually so much more expensive! But then I had to wait for it to get shipped...

  3. It's this one so good! I couldn't stop reading either when I started it. It was just so intense. And you're right... Cabel is just so sigh lol :)